Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Nathan Juran|
|Produced by||William F. Broidy
|Screenplay by||Herb Meadow
|Story by||U.S. Anderson
|Music by||Edward J. Kay|
|Cinematography||John J. Martin|
|Edited by||Ace Herman|
|William F. Broidy Pictures Corporation|
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures|
|Running time||70 minutes|
A former Korean War-era Marine hitches a ride with a female fashion photographer and her young assistant to escape from the Las Vegas police on a murder charge.
- Richard Conte as Marine Sgt. James Henry
- Joan Bennett as Mrs. Cummings
- Wanda Hendrix as Susan Willis
- Reed Hadley as Det. Lt. Joe White Eagle
- Mary Beth Hughes as Terri Smith
- Iris Adrian as Sally
Roger Corman sold his first screen story called The House by the Sea to Allied Artists for $3,000. Allied Artists changed the title to the more commercial exploitation Highway Dragnet after the success of the television series Dragnet and Highway Patrol. Portions of the film were shot in the Coachella Valley, California.
The New York Times called the film a "second rate "whodunnit".
- Highway Dragnet at the American Film Institute Catalog.
- p. 23 Ray, Fred Olen The New Poverty Row: Independent Filmmakers as Distributors McFarland.
- Palm Springs Visitors Center. "Coachella Valley Feature Film Production 1920–2011". Filming in Palm Springs. Palm Springs, CA. Retrieved : August 10, 2013.
- Palace Shows 'Highway Dragnet' O. A. G.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 20 Feb 1954: 8.
- Highway Dragnet at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Highway Dragnet at the Internet Movie Database
- Highway Dragnet at AllMovie
- Highway Dragnet at the TCM Movie Database
- Highway Dragnet information site and DVD review at DVD Beaver (includes images)